WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
Welcome Home! Regardless of where you are on your life's journey,
we invite you to let First Church be your spiritual home. We are
an accepting, engaging church with many programs designed for your
Whether you are a longtime Christian looking for a church, a curious inquirer weighing organized religion, or someone who just wants to belong, First Church will welcome you with open hearts.
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The two worship spaces each set the tone for worship at First Church. The Great Heritage traditional service is held in the sanctuary on the main floor of the building. The Chancel Choir and organ lead the music and congregational singing uses the hymnal. Often worship music is augmented by other groups such as bells, vocal or instrumental soloists, or liturgical dancers.
The Bridge contemporary service is held in the fellowship hall in the basement in an informal gathering with round tables. Snacks are provided. The music is lead by the praise band. Congregational singing uses a screen. The sermon is the same in both services. And there is a special children's time in both services.
First United Methodist Church
400 S Main St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
First Church is located downtown in Mt Pleasant, MI four blocks south of Broadway Street. It occupies the entire block between Main Street and Washington Street. Main Street is one way going north. Washington Street is one way going south. Parking access is available from both Main and Washington Streets. Look for the tall, bell tower! For a full map, click here. http://yhoo.it/1D5DojN
Children at First Church have several opportunities to learn about God and grow with other children. We have Sunday school for ages 3 through 6th grade. Youth group for 7th grade on up. And we have a nursery for infants though age three.
In addition to the opportunities on Sunday, during the week we operate a preschool whose page with more information can be accessed here. And during the year there are special events such as the Back to School Carnival, VBS, and the Easter Egg Hunt.
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Join Us Sundays
Regular Worship Schedule
Starting after Labor Day
9:00 Traditional Worship Service
10:05 Adult Bible Study Classes
11:00 Contemporary Worship Service
11:00 Children's Sunday School
Child care available 8:50am to 12:15pm
Memorial Day through Labor Day
10:00 Combined Worship Service
We care about kids. First Church provides
nursery, Sunday School classes, VBS and outreach to nurture
There are times when you just can't make it over the bumps in life. We provide Christian care, compassion and listening--when you need it most. We also offer 12-Step Groups and other resources.
Come and refresh your spirit each week at REACH. We meet from 5-7PM most Sundays for a food, fellowship, and fun!
Our preschool is a child-centered program for the whole community. Teachers work with parents to help children work toward their own creational development potential in a Christian atmosphere.
Want to become more involved? Click to volunteer as an usher, greeter, liturgist or if you will be attending the monthly Wednesday Fellowship Supper.
Click the calendar graphic to go to our handy Google calendar. It show church events for the month at a quick glance. Other options are to look at the events of the week or events of the day.
Special Lenten and Easter Events
Ash Wednesday Service:
March 1 at 7:30pm
Soup and Substance: March 5 to April 9 at 5:00pm
(see details below)
Spiritual Growth Retreat: March 11, 8:30am to 2:30pm
Camp New Day Benefit Concert: March 26, 3:00pm to 4:00pm (see details below)
First Church Open House: March 26: 2:00pm to 3:00pm and 4:00pm to 5:00pm (see details below)
Easter Egg Hunt: April 8, 10am to Noon
(see details below)
Good Friday Service: April 24, 7:00pm
Easter Celebration: April 26, 9:00am and 11:00am
Soup and Substance (a Lenten series)
Sunday evenings at 5:00pm starting March 5
March 5: Al Lewis (Graceful Conversations about Controversial Issues)
March 12: John Skinner and/or Curt Jensen (Conversation about Our Nations Founding Myth)
March 19: John Boley (Conversation about an Inclusive Church)
* 2-3pm Church Open House with Guided Tours
* 3-4pm Camp New Day Benefit Concert with Jordan Stuart and Company
* 4-5pm Fellowship Reception with Guided Tours
April 2: David Kingsworthy (Conversation about Taking the World's Temperature)
April 9: Curt Jensen (Conversation about Immigration)
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8, 10:00am to noon
Ages infant through high school
Bring your own basket
Donations of candy, trinkets, and plastic eggs appreciated
* TV 191 Schedule
(for Mt Pleasant area
Regular Schedule (September though May)
Summer Schedule (June though August)